Tension pneumoperitoneum after intussusception pneumoreduction PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE Sohoni, A., Wang, N. E., Dannenberg, B. 2007; 23 (8): 563-564


Intussusception is the most common cause of intestinal obstruction in infancy. Presentation, diagnostic workup, and treatment are well understood and noncontroversial. Complications of bowel perforation are also well documented. We discuss a case of tension pneumoperitoneum after intestinal perforation during intussusception pneumoreduction in a 5-month-old child and review initial presentation, diagnosis, and management of this disease. It is important to recognize this rare complication of pneumoreduction and promptly treat the ensuing tension pneumoperitoneum.

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